Anaesthesia 2018 |The Royal College of Anaesthetists, world leading healthcare podcast

This talk was recorded on the 22nd May 2018.

How has the Royal College of Anaethestists (RCoA) evolved over the years and why is perioperative medicine so crucial to its agenda? How has this leadership in perioperative medicine become a force for change and improvement worldwide and what are the common themes that emerge as we take a global perspective on the discipline?

The RCoA’s global partnership programme is explained, how can perioperative medicine be part of helping less developed healthcare systems? The considerations are different but the principles remain the same.

The birth of the NHS gave parity of esteem to anaesthetists, the benefits of this are felt by us all in the Western world, could it be argued that this visionary decision might actually help other healthcare systems to evolve more rapidly?

Finally – where is the discipline these days? Leadership and the ability to see the bigger picture are part of it, as is communicating to that wider world with various innovations including this podcast which you, as a listener, are a part of.

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests Dr Liam Brennan, President of The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Professor Paul Myles, Director, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Recorded by TopMed Talks

Professor Monty Mythen
Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London London, UK

Professor Monty Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University, USA. Monty is also the founding Director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine International.

Dr Liam Brennan
Consultant anaesthetist & deputy medical director, Cambridge University Hospitals. Chair, CPOC. Immediate Past President, RCoA.

Dr Liam Brennan is the immediate past president of the RCoA and is the chair of CPOC. 

Professor Paul Myles
Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and at Monash University, Australia.

Paul Myles is Professor and Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and at Monash University, Australia. He is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow, an Editor of BJA, and Editorial Consultant to The Lancet. Paul has been awarded more than 25 NHMRC grants, totalling more than $30 million. The main focus of his research has been on patient quality of recovery and large multicentre trials in anaesthesia.

Desiree Chappell

Board of Directors, American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER). A passionate ambassador of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Care. Desiree is the creator of the popular Roundtable perioperative care blog: http://periopcareblog.com/